Put them away for a couple of days so that you create a little mental space.
When you come back to everything you wrote after a day or two, you will get the chance to read it with fresh eyes. When you reread your topics after having let them sit, do two things: Rinse and repeat.
This is why it’s very important to make the essay topic personal and deeply felt.
Readers can tell when a writer isn’t really connected to whatever he is writing about.
If you can do all that, you are well ahead of the essay game.
Eric Maloof, the Director of International Admission at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas has a great checklist for figuring out whether you're on the right track with your essay topic.
Go through the process of letting a few days pass and then rereading your ideas at least one more time.
This time, don't bother looking at the topics you've already rejected.
Writing the college application essay is a tough gig.
You’ve got to be charming, personal, memorable, and insightful--all in under two pages!